Sunday, August 09, 2009

Vacation & Writing Leave

I just sent the following message to the church I serve. Please, if you read this blog, join us in prayer:

Dear Glory of Christ,

I have just returned from two weeks of vacation which were very good and refreshing weeks for me. I am now taking one week of "writing leave" during which I am going to try to finish the book I've been working on for several years now. It's entitled "Preach the Word: Why I am Passionate about Expositional Preaching" and I'm writing it to explain why I think the way I think about preaching and teaching ministry in the life of the church.

Please pray for me while I work. The world does not need more books--there are already so many. But the world is desperate for books that smell of the aroma of Jesus Christ and my highest prayer is that this book will smell like that. Whatever one thinks of what I write I pray that they will sense that the book was conceived and gestated and born in the atmosphere of prayer and worship.

I will be working in the Isanti area. The Prange family, out of the kindness of their hearts, has allowed me to use their trailer for the week so that I can hibernate and focus! May the Lord richly bless them for their kindness to me and their partnership in this ministry. I will be checking my e-mail and phone messages each evening and will be glad to get back to you at that time if you need me so please do not hesitate to call or write and leave a message. Pastor Kevin is away on a church camping trip this week so if you have an emergency please contact Kim (763-464-9104) and she'll get ahold of me right away.

Glory of Christ, I truly love you and count it a great privilege to serve you. I long to share with you the fruit of my labor so again let's join together in this endeavor through prayer. May the Lord exalt his name as we seek to exalt his Word together.

In the great and gracious name of Jesus Christ,
Pastor Charlie